Our Kitchen Design Process

The 2 most common questions we get asked are.

How long does this all take?

The process of producing a perfect kitchen design and satisfying all your needs is always dependent on how much time you have spare to make and review your decisions. Typically, we see projects taking between two weeks and two months to finalise.

The process has been streamlined as technology and the way we work has changed. We are now able to manage the whole kitchen design process remotely without the need for the customer to come to the showroom at all. The traditional showroom model is still popular despite the advances in technology but does tend to take longer to work through.

How much does a Rational Kitchen cost?

Many factors alter the cost of a kitchen but specialist worktops and a large number of high end appliances are often the areas where budgets can begin to rise.

What we can tell you is that most clients spend around £18,000.00 - £20,000.00 on a Rational kitchen. A kitchen of this cost will include an average size kitchen, a full set of appliances (Neff or Siemens), Quartz or Corian worktops and a dry fit. (A dry fit covers the installation of the furniture and appliances but doesn't include building work, electrical or plumbing works)

Initial contact

Three options – call us on 0114 3996884, call into our Sheffield showroom or send us an email via the website.

Initial contact

Three options – call us on 0114 3996884, call into our Sheffield showroom or send us an email via the website.

Consultation

This takes place either by phone or in the showroom.
This initial meeting is a chance to review your ideas and plans. We want to understand how you would like the kitchen space to look and function.
We can also give you more details about the kitchen design process and options including the home visit.

See our Home design service.   

Consultation

This takes place either by phone or in the showroom.
This initial meeting is a chance to review your ideas and plans. We want to understand how you would like the kitchen space to look and function.
We can also give you more details about the kitchen design process and options including the home visit.

See our Home design service.   

Design stage

We will build a model of your kitchen space using our cutting edge design software.
We then present our first draft kitchen designs. Any changes are worked through until we create perfection both in terms of design and budget.
This process can take two weeks or two months. New builds or extensions can delay this stage. Until we have a final site survey the kitchen design cannot be finalised.
The average cost for an installed Rational kitchen is £18,000.00. Factors such as appliances and worktops can increase the budget.
You will be in charge at all times and the price is always displayed on our screens.
See an example of a kitchen costing £18,000.00

Design stage

We will build a model of your kitchen space using our cutting edge design software.
We then present our first draft kitchen designs. Any changes are worked through until we create perfection both in terms of design and budget.
This process can take two weeks or two months. New builds or extensions can delay this stage. Until we have a final site survey the kitchen design cannot be finalised.
The average cost for an installed Rational kitchen is £18,000.00. Factors such as appliances and worktops can increase the budget.
You will be in charge at all times and the price is always displayed on our screens.
See an example of a kitchen costing £18,000.00

Initial payment

An initial payment of £1,000.00 is all that’s needed to get the project in motion. You may have already paid £495.00 for the home visit, therefore the balance would be £505.00

After receipt of this payment we:-

  • Release the design paperwork
  • Book production with the factory in Germany
  • Produce technical drawings for construction including electrical and plumbing schematics.

The next payment is due 10 days before we deliver or fit the kitchen.
We don’t demand large unsecured payments from you.

Initial payment

An initial payment of £1,000.00 is all that’s needed to get the project in motion. You may have already paid £495.00 for the home visit, therefore the balance would be £505.00

After receipt of this payment we:-

  • Release the design paperwork
  • Book production with the factory in Germany
  • Produce technical drawings for construction including electrical and plumbing schematics.

The next payment is due 10 days before we deliver or fit the kitchen.
We don’t demand large unsecured payments from you.

Final stage design

There is still time to make last minute changes once the final drawings are agreed and the order placed.
It may be that the space wasn’t constructed and a final site survey is required.
Your dream layout may have changed during the design phase.
We will work together to finalise any last minute changes.

Final stage design

There is still time to make last minute changes once the final drawings are agreed and the order placed.
It may be that the space wasn’t constructed and a final site survey is required.
Your dream layout may have changed during the design phase.
We will work together to finalise any last minute changes.

Project management

At this stage we gather all information and present it in one easy to understand document.

  • Builders information
  • Trades people information
  • Fitting schedule / program of works
  • All technical drawings / schematics

Project management

At this stage we gather all information and present it in one easy to understand document.

  • Builders information
  • Trades people information
  • Fitting schedule / program of works
  • All technical drawings / schematics

Next stage payment

90% of any remaining balance is due 10 days prior to fitting or delivery of your kitchen. (You retain 10% until the project is complete)

Next stage payment

90% of any remaining balance is due 10 days prior to fitting or delivery of your kitchen. (You retain 10% until the project is complete)

Installation

Installation of the kitchen furniture commences when all the building works are complete.
You can use our kitchen fitters to install the furniture and appliances or you can use your own local fitters. Either way we are on hand to assist.
Construction works including all electrical works and plumbing works will be carried out by locally sourced tradespeople.

 

Installation

Installation of the kitchen furniture commences when all the building works are complete.
You can use our kitchen fitters to install the furniture and appliances or you can use your own local fitters. Either way we are on hand to assist.
Construction works including all electrical works and plumbing works will be carried out by locally sourced tradespeople.

 

Final payment

When the kitchen is complete you make your final payment.

Final payment

When the kitchen is complete you make your final payment.

Let's get started

All you need to do is call the showroom on 0114 399 6884 or send an email requesting a design consultation. Simon, Gareth, Andrea or Eddie will get right back to you.
Everything at this stage is without obligation.

Start here   

Let's get started

All you need to do is call the showroom on 0114 399 6884 or send an email requesting a design consultation. Simon, Gareth, Andrea or Eddie will get right back to you.
Everything at this stage is without obligation.

Start here   

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